December 14, 2019


Striking Gold
Florida and the Golden Spoons have entered a golden age of dining — rich and booming.


Eating and drinking is a bigger business in Florida than ever. For many, it’s dining in on meals ordered online and delivered by taxi or maybe drone, but those who dine out have a wealth of choices. » Read More

Atlantic Beach
Azurea - Seafood 

Boca Raton
La Nouvelle Maison - French 
TwentyTwenty Grille - Contemporary 

Bonita Springs
Angelina's Ristorante - Italian 

Clearwater
Rusty's Bistro - Contemporary 

Clearwater Beach
Caretta on the Gulf - Modern American 

Cocoa Beach
The Fat Snook - Seafood 

Coconut Grove
Ariete - Progressive American 

Coral Gables
Eating House - American 

Daytona Beach
The Cellar - Italian 

Delray Beach
Salt7 - Steakhouse 
The Grove - Contemporary 

Dunedin
Black Pearl - French/New American 

Fernandina Beach
29 South - Contemporary Continental 

Fort Lauderdale
Burlock Coast - Seafood 
El Vez - Mexican 
S3 Restaurant - Contemporary 
Steak 954 - Steakhouse 

Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton
Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria - Italian 

Fort Myers
Azure - French 
Blanc - Contemporary 
Harold's - Continental 

Gainesville
Paramount Grill - New American 

Indian Harbour Beach
Trend Kitchen - French/New American 

Indian Shores
Salt Rock Grill - Steakhouse/Seafood 

Jacksonville
13 Gypsies - Rustic Mediterranean 
bb's restaurant & bar - Modern American 
Black Sheep - Modern Southern 
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails - Modern Southern 
Taverna - Italian 

Jacksonville Beach
Eleven South - Contemporary 

Key West
Café Marquesa - Seafood 
Louie's Backyard - Modern American 

Lakeland
Nineteen61 - Nuevo Latino 

Longwood
Enzo's on the Lake - Italian 

Miami
Alter Miami - New American 
Area 31 - Seafood 
Edge, Steak & Bar - Steakhouse 
Il Gabbiano - Italian 
Komodo - Contemporary Asian 
Kyu - Asian 
La Mar by Gaston Acurio - Peruvian 
Mandolin Aegean Bistro - Greek-Turkish 
Matador Room - Latin 
MC Kitchen - Modern Italian 
Mignonette - Seafood 
Niu Kitchen - Spanish 
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill - Caribbean/Asian 
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar - Latin Contemporary 
Zak the Baker - Deli/Bakery 
Zuma - Japanese 

Miami Beach
Barton G. The Restaurant - Contemporary 
Byblos - Middle Eastern 
Hakkasan - Chinese 
Macchialina - Modern Italian 

Miramar Beach
Bijoux - Seafood 

Naples
21 Spices by Chef Asif - Indian 
Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro - Bistro 
Campiello - Italian 
M Waterfront Grille - Contemporary 

Naples, St. Petersburg
Sea Salt - Contemporary 

Ocala
Craft Cuisine - Contemporary 
Sky Fine Dining - Asian Fusion 

Orlando
Bull & Bear - Steakhouse 
Chroma Modern Bar & Kitchen - Contemporary 
Domu - Japanese 
Dovecote - French 
Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi - Japanese 
Ravello and Capa - Italian/Spanish 
Soco - Southern Contemporary 
The Venetian Chop House - Contemporary 

Oviedo
Sushi Pop - Modern Asian 

Palm Beach
Buccan - New American 
HMF - Contemporary 
PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar - Seafood 

Panama City Beach
Firefly - Sushi/French/Floridian 

Panama City Beach | Pensacola Beach
Grand Marlin - Seafood 

Pensacola
George Bistro and Bar - French/Southern 
Global Grill - International 
Restaurant Iron - New Southern 
Union Public House - Gastropub 

Plantation
Marumi Sushi - Japanese 

Ponte Vedra Beach
Nineteen TPC - American 

Safety Harbor
Parts of Paris - French 

Sandestin
Vin'tij - Contemporary 

Sanibel
Sweet Melissa's Café - New American/Seafood 

Sarasota
Indigenous - Farm to Table 
Napulé - Italian 
Shore Diner - Contemporary 

St. Augustine
Ice Plant Bar & St. Augustine Distillery - Modern American 
Preserved - Southern 

St. Petersburg
Annata - Wine Bar 
Il Ritorno - Contemporary Italian 
Parkshore Grill - American 

Sunny Isles Beach
Timo - Mediterranean 

Tallahassee
Lucilla - Contemporary Southern 
Masa - Asian 
Sage - New American 
Table 23 - Southern 

Tampa
Cena - Contemporary Italian 
Edison Food + Drink Lab - Contemporary 
Ichicoro - Japanese 
On Swann - New American 
Pane Rustica Bakery & Café - Contemporary 

West Palm Beach
Kitchen - Contemporary 
Pistache - French 

Winter Park
Luma on Park - New American 
Prato - Modern Italian 

What are the Golden Spoons?

» Read this FAQ about Florida Trend's Golden Spoons with Restaurant Editor Chris Sherman to learn what the Golden Spoon Awards are, when they started, and much more.

Dining in Florida

» Browse all Chris Sherman's restaurant reviews and features at the Dining & Spirits archive

About Florida Trend's Restaurant Editor

Florida Trend restaurant editor Chris Sherman stuck his finger into Key lime pie 20 years ago and has eaten his way up, down and across the sunshine state. Florida sets a big and constantly changing table, so when you find a great new restaurant or have a grand meal, let Florida Trend know.
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